Multiplication of two n-bit integers

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To multiply A and B

To multiply integers

You want to divide,

Split into two or three parts,

Or four or more, you decide.


First put them in binary

Then make even splits:

A1 and B1 are easy,

Just write each as it is;


Now we must consider

What powers of 2

We must divide the other parts by

So they’re integers size n/(2^p)


Now multiply all out

A, B rewritten as above

Replace opposite multiplications

With pairs and minuses to spread da love.


Now all is done

We can find T(n) w.r.t. n/p

And solve the recursive relationship:

It’s quicker, you see!


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